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FLORIDA RECOUNT: Republican DeSantis Wins Governor Race

FLORIDA RECOUNT: Republican DeSantis Wins Governor Race

The Senate race is still too close to call.

More than a week after the election and we finally have a winner in Florida’s Governor race — Republican Ron DeSantis was declared the winner by enough of a margin to stave off a hand recount.

The results won’t be certified until next week, which is a little concerning given the shenanigans we’ve seen during the recount process.

The Senate race is still too close to call.

But back to the Governor’s race. From USA Today:

A recount of more than 8 million ballots that ended Thursday afternoon confirmed that Republican Ron DeSantis beat the Tallahassee mayor in the nationally watched race that galvanized progressives across the country.

The final tally, which will be certified next week was 4,075,879 for DeSantis and 4,042,195 for Gillum.

The margin of victory was enough for DeSantis, a former congressman representing Jacksonville, to avoid a hand recount of questionable ballots set aside for further review. He had already assembled a transition team to prepare for his ascendance as Florida’s 46th governor.

The deadline for the recount was 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Thursday but Palm Beach County, a Democratic stronghold, did not complete its recount. It was the only one of Florida’s 67 counties that failed to do so.

“A vote denied is justice denied — the State of Florida must count every legally cast vote,” Gillum said in a statement after the recount totals were released. “As today’s unofficial reports and recent court proceedings make clear, there are tens of thousands of votes that have yet to be counted. We plan to do all we can to ensure that every voice is heard in this process. Voters need to know that their decision to participate in this election, and every election, matters. It is not over until every legally casted vote is counted.”

After Election Day, DeSantis, led Gillum by fewer than 34,000 votes or a margin of .409 percent. At the time, the race was one of three under a statewide mandated recount. Margins in the Senate and state’s agriculture commissioner were also under the half-percent margin needed to automatically trigger a machine recount.

After the recount, the margin barely changed.

For more on the recount logistics, see Mary’s post here.


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I guess the Democrats are still looking for votes. Is it too late for a felon to vote Democrat? Have the missed any prisoners in County Jails?

    txvet2 in reply to dystopia. | November 15, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    They won’t next time, when it’s legal – and they’ll still mix in the votes of the ones who aren’t legal. I hope that DeSantis has learned enough from this experience to make a real effort to keep it from happening again, but politicians have a bad habit of forgetting about the election as soon as it’s over. I don’t think it’ll help much. With an extra million or so votes in their pocket, the Dems won’t need to cheat.

Yeah, we knew it last week. Dems are dim.

Given the numerous issues of Florida’s elections, it might be time to institute standards in the electoral process. I do not trust the results coming out of Florida. I also do not trust that the Democrats are not using large or even massive scale fraud.

On a separate issue, what the heck is wrong with the people of Florida to have even given Gillum more than 5% of the vote totals, let alone an election this (supposedly) close?

Like I have said many times, never underestimate the stupidity of the American voters. I truly believe our founding fathers were very wise, their belief was that only those who were land owners should vote, and that was because they have “skin in the game”. Those who don’t pay taxes, who are clueless about anything but what “free stuff” they can get, those who are illegally here, or criminals who have been convicted, should probably still not be given a vote. Human nature is such that envy can drive poor decisions. We are losing our country due to poorly informed and poorly educated people voting into power people who do not uphold our laws.

Our Republic is dying. Once the left kills it, it will never again return, and that will be to the detriment of this whole world.

    Shadow5 in reply to oldgoat36. | November 16, 2018 at 8:35 am

    You ask what is wrong with the Florida voter? I would like to respond. First it is not the voters that have created the problems over the last two decades. The voters make their choise as is their constitutional responsibility and right. It is the refusal of the parties involved to accept the lawful results and the manipulation of “voter intent” by the lawyers and media that have created this mess.
    On another note by your logic I could ask what is wrong with the voters in New York, California, and Massachusetts. There I have more cause to question the electorate. But I digress.

“”Our Republic is dying.””

Hopefully not before I do. I occasionally make the same point, but it’s unpleasant to think about and it’s difficult to visualize what will come in its place, so people just ignore it and hope it goes away, while blaming the messenger for mentioning it. Meanwhile, they vote for Dems to keep their gummint money coming in every month and keep their “free” Medicaid.

    alaskabob in reply to txvet2. | November 15, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    The government disconnects the recipient from provider (the tax payer)… all they see is the government as provider and continue to rage against the very fellow citizens that give up their work’s reward to them.

Republicans really need to step up their game. There is no reason why Democratic Socialists were within inches of being governor in Georgia and Florida.

Now DO SOMETHING about the cheaters or they’re going to pull this again in 2 years.

I’m sick of the RINOs letting people just walk away after blatant fraud and cheating.

It’s why they keep doing it. When there are ZERO consequences for trying, why would they NOT cheat every time?

North Cetral Florida saved the state from The Communist Black Panther from Taxahappy…Well Done!

Maybe if Republicans had embraced America First Trumpism. Or if a frogs had wings.

Hah, you really believe it’s all over?
Iowahawk tweeted out that dems are already starting the recount for 2020.

It has been reported this evening that Broward County emailed their recount results two minutes late (!) and the recount will not be used.

Folks, this was not a mistake. The recount DID NOT help Nelson, thus the election officials, I believe, purposefully, sent the recount numbers in late!!!

WOW, these Dems NEVER QUIT and will use any and every angle to manipulate election results.

Eastwood Ravine | November 15, 2018 at 10:56 pm

Why does Florida keep letting the Democrat counties that last to report, if they report at all. Pass an election reform law in the state legislature and signed by the governor that all counties are done counting their votes.

It would be a step in the right direction.

“He’s sooooo eloquent!”

Yeah. Can’t even say ‘Donald’. Pronounces it ‘Donode’. Among other things.

Has anyone noticed that the biggest fraud potential in every state election is in the absentee ballots? This is a blank slate for illegal votes. There need to be changes made that require more stringent adherence to existing guidelines and maybe some additional rules to make it more difficult to submit fraudulent ballots. Also, convenience should not be one of the reasons for using an absentee ballot. It should be restricted to the elderly and those unable to attend a polling place physically.